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How to Apply for an Ohio Veterinary Temporary Permit

The Board may issue a Temporary Permit without the examination requirement to a veterinarian holding a valid license, not revoked, suspended, or expired in another state. A Temporary Permit authorizes the permit holder to act as a veterinarian consultant or to provide veterinary medical services in Ohio for a specific veterinary practice or animal for a period of six months. A Temporary Permit can be extended for one period of six months.
The Ohio Board may issue a Temporary Permit if the following requirements are met:

  1. Complete the State of Ohio application for a Veterinary Temporary Permit. The application needs to have a recent photograph attached.

  2. The Ohio Board must receive a letter directly from an Ohio licensed veterinarian stating the facility or veterinary practice where you will be practicing.

  3. You must hold a valid, current, unencumbered license from another state. You must have the veterinary board of each and every state or province that you have been licensed in, submit directly to the Ohio Board a certification of license.

  4. You must complete both an Ohio criminal background check and an FBI criminal background check, conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I).

    For further information regarding the Criminal Background check:

    Submit the required $100.00 fee in the form of a cashier's check or money order (personal checks will not be accepted).


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